Kylie and I were shopping at Hobby Lobby on Saturday and looking for a few new Christmas tree ornaments. All of a sudden, "mommy look at this" she said from down the aisle (I automatically do the "uh-huh" that ALL moms do) then she appeared with the best ornament we could find that day. A nostalgic glass Santa ornament, he is wearing an apron and a chef hat and is holding up a sweet treat.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
It is a close comparison I do say so my self. I made the cake in a jelly roll pan and traced around the wax paper and TA DA!... here he is. I now inverted him from the pan to the base. Isn't he cute??!!
Now for the spice cream cheese frosting. yum! I outlined his feathers in chopped pecans and sliced almonds. He has a chocolate chip for an eye.
He is too cute to cut! His name is Ross. After last year's almost disaster at the "in law's", his name is inspired by that catastrophe! I now have to hand him over to his owner, Kris. She ordered him for her Thanksgiving feast. I later heard he was a HIT! He does have a great personality if I do say so myself!! Next year I will make him for myself!
triple chocolate topped with more chocolate!
butter pecan topped with pecans (of course!)
sassy spice topped with cinnamon
Friday, November 21, 2008
Robynne requested a very southern chocolate cake for her birthday.
Chocolate Sheet Cake with Pecans.
Autumn (Autie) loves the color yellow. I am not normally a fan of yellow, however her birthday celebration truffles are very cheerful and sunny! Did I mention her favorite flower is the sunflower? I attempted this design with a glittered icing gel and chocolate jimmies. Oh, the gel icing doesn't dry well and the image of the sunflower seemed to sort of slide down the truffle. (note to self: use decorator icing next time!) They still tasted great and she enjoyed sharing with some of her closest co-workers. My favorite is the one covered in sugar. Why? I like the way the sugar just took over and just spread everywhere, like sunshine.
happy birthday autie (DW rocks!)